Dandy: You and your fertility balls will be missed on this forum. In the time I've been here, you have contributed such sound wisdom and support. It's great to hear a bit about your BFP reveal to the fam. I hope you and DP have many more celebrations while on your pregnancy journey.(I thought you would be happy with a few more dancing veggies for the road)
Outdoorsy: I'm sending you sweet positive vibes that you get a BFP in the next few days.
Planet: It is so awesome that you are so excited. You deserve to be lady. Yeah!!!!!
Amt1015: What a small world! We could possibly be working with the same donor. I would love to talk about this more with you. If you haven't seen it, I sent you a private msg about this. Also, I too love the moments when I notice myself experiencing a positive shift in attitude, or perspective in this ttc process, and find myself accepting something I previously didn't or couldn't. I don't think this is can be particularly easy..but who said that anything as significant and challenging as the ttc wasn't difficult, at times.
RS11: It is rather endearing that your DP is so worried about you. It sounds like different moms on this forum have really good feedback for you. Plus another option: you could also ask your doc about appropriate physical activity during tww. I wish you lots of a fun distraction during this hard waiting game.
Hopeful: If DW and I could afford two vials we would typically buy two vials, just bc. Regarding your question about work schedules: this is a awesome question. I set my own hours at my job and so I try to fix my schedule around when I could possibly insem. I have had to work around DW's work schedule too, my schedule is more flexible. In my experience trying to figure out when to insem during work day hours is somewhat of a frenzied mess until the day before/or the day of. It truly sucks but it is what it is. Perhaps others here have found a better system.
Nosreves and Allison: Yeah waiting to O...it will be here before you know it
AFM: I want to tell Dandy, Planet, RS11, and Amt1015 thank you so much for your replies to my donor dilemma. After giving it much thought, DW and I decided to go ahead and try to insem this month for the first time with our KD even though he hasn't gotten back his STD results. I talked to him tonight and he says that it is common for it to take two weeks for the results there. He sounded fine and not defensive at all, just more matter of fact than anything else when explaining to me why he thinks he hasn't gotten the results back. DW was fine with just going ahead with the insem...I am just an anxious ninny about certain things but I have really come to the realization that I will have to trust this guy is who he says he is bc we are not going to be doing STD testing every month anyway.
So I think I might get my LH surge tomorrow perhaps. Tonight I had a mishap (I think) with the OPK instrument where I p'd too much on it and I think I made the reference line smear and bled onto the indicator line in one small section..which brought about a premature the smiley face or at least I think it is premature. We'll see. If it is true then I will have a smiley face most likely first thing in the morning- I normally cont to have a smiley for 12-14 hrs after initial smiley. For now I will just sleep on it. At this point looking to insem at home with donor's shipped goods Tuesday afternoon. I will keep you all informed.